Turkish border guards 'kill two people on Syrian border'

Turkish border guards 'kill two people on Syrian border'
Two people were found killed in northeastern Syria on the Turkish border, with local residents accusing Turkish guards of being culpable.
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16 March, 2022
The bodies of the two people were found on the Turkish-Syrian border [file photo-Getty]

Two people were found dead on the Turkish-Syrian border in Hasakah province, northeastern Syria, on Tuesday with local residents accusing Turkish border guards of killing them as they tried to cross the frontier.

Residents in the Syrian border town of Derbassiyeh discovered the bodies of two people who had been shot and showed signs of torture on their bodies, the correspondent of The New Arab's Arabic-language service reported.

The bodies were found three kilometres away from the town, according to the Syrian Kurdish ANHA news agency and were taken to a local hospital.

ANHA said that they died under torture and their bodies showed signs of extreme ill-treatment. One of those killed was identified as 21-year-old Adel Mohammed Badr, while the other was not identified.

Human rights groups have accused Turkish troops of shooting hundreds of refugees who have tried to cross from Syria to Turkey.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said that a total of seven people had been killed on the Turkish-Syrian border since the beginning of 2022, including two children.

Thirteen others have been injured.